Did you know there is a difference between a Mortgage Broker and a bank Mortgage Specialist?

I have mistakenly heard a bank employee, who deals in mortgages, referred to as a ‘Mortgage Broker’, but there is a very big difference between a […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #15

Here’s the final tip in this “Buyer Mistakes” series. Mistake #15: Not Following through to THE END The deal has gone through and you are about to take […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #14

Mistake #14: Screwing Up The Offer It’s not over once you’ve found the house you want. Now you have to make an offer. Some common mistakes at this […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #13

Mistake #13: Location, Location, Location! Did we mention location? Location is the key. The value of your home is affected by those around you. The home may be […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #12

Mistake # 12: The Emotional Buyer – Keep your emotions under control.  A lot of homebuyers fall prey to this one – Here are five emotional mistakes first-time home […]

Homebuyer mistake – Mistake #11

Mistake # 11: Buyers Who Don’t Do Their Homework – Check the Zoning It’s important that you check the surrounding area and find out about restrictions, conditions and covenants […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #10

Mistake # 10: Sloppy Buyers – Have the house professionally inspected. In your agreement with the sellers, one of the conditions should be a favourable report from a house […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #9

Mistake # 9: Un-represented Buyers – Have your own lawyer! Your agent’s job is to find you a home, not give you legal advice. Keep in mind that […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #8

Mistake #8: Do-It-Yourself Buyers – Get your own real estate agent! Most of us think of a real estate agent as representing the seller, which they usually do. But […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #7

Mistake #7: Uninformed buyers – Be familiar with the real estate market so you don’t PAY TOO MUCH! There’s lots of information available on the local and national housing […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #6

Mistake #6: Bank-Bound Buyers – Don’t take “NO” from the bank as your final answer! Shop around for the best mortgage. Most of us think “bank” when we […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #5

Mistake #5: Cash Poor Buyers – You may not be as cash poor as you think you are! When it comes to putting together a downpayment, this little […]